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Gifts by the Side of the Road
by John Wayne "Jack" Schlatter

"Jack Schlatter is a charismatic, consummate communicator who will have you laughing through your tears as he squeezes your heart with timeless truths."
MARK VICTOR HANSEN, Co-Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

"Do not pass up the opportunity to be entertained and inspired by this amazing human being."
JACK CANFIELD, Co-Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

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When you invest in Jack's Gifts by the Side of the Road book, you will also get two FREE Gifts:

1 - eVideo of Jack's LIVE Presentation: Gifts by the Side of the Road. It's a video that will open your eyes to the little things in life so often overlooked -- quiet moments, friendly words, acts of kindness.

2 - MP3 Downloadable Audio of Jack's LIVE Presentation: More Gifts by the Side of the Road. This audio is an additional compilation of Jack's heartwarming stories and anecdotes that illustrate gifts of love, laughter, inspiration and hope that can life that can lift you up and ease you through even the darkest of times.

 
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Gifts by the Side of the Road
by John Wayne "Jack" Schlatter

John Wayne "Jack" Schlatter, author of some of the most beloved stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, now comes forth with his own collection of inspirational writings. Sharing lessons, insights, and humor gathered over 35 years in the classroom and as a member of one of the most amazing families in America, he will touch your heart, tickle your funny bone, and enrich your wisdom.

Three of his stories have had a tremendous impact on the American culture. I Am a Teacher is one of the most widely read and reprinted tributes of the last ten years. The Simple Gesture has been known to save lives and form new friendships and has been rewritten and retold throughout the nation. The Magic Pebbles received a great compliment from Jack Canfield, coauthor of the Chicken Soup series. Asked by Modern Woodman magazine to choose the "single" story which meant the most to him, he named The Magic Pebbles.

Inspired by Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, whose dreams "woke him up," Mr. Schlatter has become aware of the countless gifts left by the side of the road of life. In this book he shares his discoveries.

"Jack Schlatter's class was like a place from Camelot, some place mystical, where your imagination counted, where it could soar... His writings will help the reader discover their kingdom within."
-Maura Conion-McIvor, Author of the best-selling FBI Girl, How I Learned to Crack My Father's Code

"Those students fortunate enough to have had Jack Schlatter as a teacher have been inspired for life. His lessons, speeches, and writings have led countless students to discover their own inner genius. He is the most effective teacher I have ever known."
-Jim Cross, Ed. D., Former Finalist California Teacher of the Year

"I particularly love that last line of I AM A CHILD ADVOCATE , "We are all - therefore - today's courageous souls who know in our hearts we have been put here to pave the way to the shortest and safest path to arrive at the desired destination: children living, loving, laughing and playing while enjoying safe, healthy and loving homes.' Whenever I am at my grandkids' home or they come to visit us, I observe their happiness and think to myself, "Despite all my other failures, I know we succeeded at this...' Wouldn't it be a great thing if Jack's hope for all kids came to pass. On this, I am sure we can all agree."
- Jim Coppersmith

"I had the lesson at our Christian Men's (The Wrestlers) breakfast this morning. Coincidentally, I used some excerpts from my old classmate Jack Schlatter's new book Gifts By The Side of The Road - one being his "The Majestic Recipe" (p47) as a spiritual play on physical foods we'd just discussed on the subject of coronary heart disease, and another on his "The Finest Steel Gets Sent Through The Hottest Furnace" (p50) which describes Brother George's bout with polio & other medical issues back in our home state of Missouri in the mid-40s. I tied it in to the name of our group with George's being a top wrestler in school and never giving up no matter what the circumstances."
- Ken (Jack's college roommate)

"Wow! You are the most upbeat person I know - see so much good around you - seem to appreciate most everything, just because... Clearly if anyone could do justice to the premise of 'I Am An Appreciator' it would be you. Let me share with you what I took away from your book. Brace yourself, it may be a little off the wall... First, your title is right on the money ... but I didn't buy right into it. I can't tell you why, but I saw your project as 'The Thank You Book.' I've no idea where that came from or goes to ... perhaps it's because over the years I've learned to say "thank you' when I appreciate something. Maybe it's an ingrained response to God, to people who have enriched our lives ... made living better ... done extraordinary things... At first, I thought of it as a book of short glimpses of life much like 'Gifts By The Side Of The Road.' Thematically, it's well suited to that ... and I still see it that way. As always, much success with the venture. God bless."
- Paul

"Jack, I love your new book so much, it has been so uplifting to me already, that I've decide that I am going to open every class with a story from your book, each and every day."
- Jim B, Teacher

"I just wanted to express my feelings about Jack and his book. I think every person should have a copy of this book on their bedside table for a last thought at night or a first thought in the morning. I would have loved this book if I had never met the author, but I have had the immense pleasure of watching Jack give a gift to every person he comes in contact with. The gift that Jack has the ability to help each person he meets the ability to get in touch with their "REAL SELF" the true person inside, even if it is just for a moment. It is his unconditional love for each and every person he has the blessing to come into contact with that allows those people to also see and feel themselves as Jack sees them, as a beautiful creation, worthy of the best that this world has to offer, to be acknowledged for who they really are, if only for the moment. I have seen the light come to their eyes. Jack is at his best with young people, just a touch of JACK goes a long way in helping them know their real value. I think Jack's greatest gift is his ability to see beyond exterior behavior to the pure essence of every one he comes in contact with and more so helps them to see it also. His gift for putting in words what most of us only feel when we are in our deepest self is one of the most amazing talents I have witnessed. It has been one of the great pleasures in my life to have known him personally and through his works and would want to share that experience with as many people as possible."
- Ann Friedly

"Hello Mr. Schlatter,

"I just had to write and tell you how much your book Gifts by the Side of the Road has meant to me and my husband. He has serious dementia problems, but each day he enjoys me reading to him from your book. Always I am in tears, because each story affects me so much, and I can just hear in my head your voice telling the stories to me. Because he doesn't remember much past 5 minutes, each time I read is like a new story. Ralph has difficulty talking, but he definitely is in the moment reacting to what we say, and to the stories.

"You and Leo Buscaglia have been such inspirations to me. I was privileged to know him personally too. Keep in touch when you can, and know that our "kids" love you so much. Ralph Jr. is here now the prodigal son has returned and such a help to me, at this time, with my husband, and Ralph Jr. keeps him active, me too, and he remains stable cause of that.

"How complete your life must be, with the joy and tenderness and love you have given and allowed our children, Robin, Ralph and Renee to realize early in their lives as their teacher. I shall be eternally grateful to you for all you have given to us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We sure do love you!!!!!!"
- Rose Ann and Ralph Johnson and family. Happy New Year!!

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT of Your Community's Unsung Heroes

Gifts by the Side of the Road includes 101 engaging, heart warming, Our Town - type stories on Jack's amazingly gifted family, life and teaching. Among them are these 24 eloquent tributes:

TO THE NURSES OF THE WORLD - I AM A SPEAKER AND LEADER - I AM YOUR BADGE ( POLICE ) - TO THE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS - I AM A VOLUNTEER - BEARERS OF THE GIFT (PEOPLE IN SALES ) - I AM A COACH - I AM A TEENAGER - WHAT IS A SOROPTIMIST ? - I AM A COUNSELOR - I AM A GRANDPARENT - I AM A FIREFIGHTER - BROTHERS AND SISTERS - TRIBUTE TO THE MILITARY - TRIBUTE TO THE MILITARY FAMILY - I AM A SCOUT - I AM AN APPRECIATOR - HOW DO THEY DO IT? ( POSTAL WORKERS ) - I AM A LAWYER - BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS - I AM A TEACHER - I AM A 4-H'ER - I AM A CHILD ADVOCATE - I AM A HOSPICE & HOME CARE GIVER - TO THE GREATEST GENERATION - and to all the remaining unsung heroes - too many to honor and appreciate in just one book: APPRECIATION

Newton Junction, NH
Your Post Master
East Hampton, NH
Your Letter Carrier
East Hampton, NH
Your Police Officers
East Hampton, NH
Your Fire Fighters
Rockingham VNA & Hospice, Exeter, NH
Your VNA / Hospice Nurses
Society of St. Vincent dePaul, Exeter, NH
Your Local Volunteers (St. V. deP.)
Top Drawer Lingerie, Exeter, NH
Your Favorite Sales People
Seacoast School of Technology, Exeter, NH
Every Teacher You Know
The Salvation Army Volunteer, Exeter, NH
Volunteers of All Kinds!
In just one day's Treasure Hunt Adventure, we were able to give 72 copies of the Gifts by the Side of the Road to our community's unsung heroes.

  

I Am A Teacher 16" x 20" Poster by Jack Schlatter

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I Am A Teacher [words on the poster]

I was born the first moment that a question leaped from the mouth of a child.

Throughout the course of a day I am called upon to be an actor, friend, nurse and doctor, coach, finder of lost articles, money lender, psychologist, substitute parent and a keeper of the faith.

I am the most fortunate of all who labor. I know that what I build with love and truth, will last forever. I am privileged to see that life is reborn each day with new questions, ideas and friendships.

And who do I have to thank for this wonderful life I am so fortunate to experience? You, the public and the parents who entrust to me their greatest contribution to eternity, their children.

I have wept for joy at the weddings of former students,laughed with glee at the birth of their children and stood with head bowed in grief and confusion by graves dug too soon for bodies far too young.

I have a past that is rich in memories, I have a present that is challenging, and fun, because I am allowed to spend my days with the future.

I Am A Teacher And I Am Thankful For It Every Day.

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